PHL-CAW
11/08/2005
  Eye See You
Sometimes truth is stanger than fiction. The TSA has plans to roll out a national "registered traveler" program that would allow frequent fliers to avoid extra security checks if they pay a fee, clear a voluntary background check and provide some biometric identification, such as a fingerprint or an iris scan. And many think the "national id card" is too Orwellian? Rumor has it the TSA is also testing full body scans for future use at US airports. Wonder who will be made to endure this humilation shown below? Most likely it will not be "registered travelers" or the owners of private jets.

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ACLU Raises Security, Privacy Concerns as Congress Considers TSA’s “Registered Traveler Program”
“Registered Traveler would force Americans to choose between preserving their most private and personal information and speeding through airport security. Those who don’t want to give up this information-or can’t afford the costs-will have to deal with other airport screening lines growing exponentially longer. This isn’t a choice any traveler should be forced to make.”

“What’s worse, this program won’t make us safer. Members of a terrorist sleeper cell could obtain false identification and become registered travelers, using the lessened security screening to evade detection and commit a terrorist act. Congress should not spend scarce homeland security dollars on a program that makes us more vulnerable. And Congress should not support a program that draws a big bull’s-eye on the private information of America’s frequent travelers.”

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